Auction 114, Lot 32

"Typus Orbis Terrarum", Launay, C. L. de

Subject: World

Period: 1738 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

8 x 4.7 inches
20.3 x 11.9 cm

This is a very scarce little world map featuring the island of California and a disembodied section of coastline stretching between Asia and North America labeled Terra Iesso. The cartography in the South Pacific is confused with Tasman's discoveries in New Zealand and Tasmania is set alongside a nearly complete Antarctic continent. The map is set against a background of allegorical figures depicting the four elements, with the title on a banner above.


Condition: A

Original color. Tissue reinforced centerfold. Manuscript ink page number in upper margin.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $375

Closed on 3/1/2006